5 Important Money Habits You Can Start Before You’re 25

If you are like a lot of people, balancing the financial needs of today with the financial needs of tomorrow is a constant challenge....

12 Tips to Remember as Tax Deadline Approaches

Just days to go until the April 15 deadline, and we're rolling out 12 lucky tax tips for 2013 returns. Some might save you...

Bitcoins Used to Buy $500k Home

A brand-new villa on the southern coast of Bali has just changed hands — for somewhere above 800 bitcoins. In what appears to be...

How to Create a Budget

I am really going to be honest with you and it may sound shameful, but I don’t keep a budget, (bad personal finance coach,...

Nan Morrison of the Council for Economic Education Stresses Need for Children to Be...

April is National Financial Literacy Month, but not all states make the grade when it comes to teaching our kids about money. NY1's Tara...

9 Tips for Saving Money on Airfare for Your Family

My husband is about to turn 50. He has visions of his feet in white sand, bottomless drinks, and me running slo-mo down a...

The Advantages of a Health Savings Account

In the midst of the confusion and concern brought on by implementation of the Affordable Care Act, one health-related financial tool stands out as...

5 Factors for Deciding Whether to Retire Early

Dear Deborah, I am 61 and I’d like to retire and begin taking Social Security benefits next year. But I’m not sure if I should...

4 Ways to Increase a Bad Credit Score

After struggling for years with credit issues, you’ve put a plan in place to develop a budget, pay your debts on time, and spend...

5 Ways to Avoid Debt in Retirement

Did you know...? Approximately one in three Americans aged 62 or older is expected to have debt in retirement1 One-third of people over 65 rely on...

Banks Get Caught in Bigger Foreign Exchange Probes

New expansions of the global investigations and lawsuits targeting suspected foreign-exchange market manipulation are raising the financial and legal risks facing major banks. Switzerland's competition...

So Far This Year, 91% of People Have Chosen to File Their Taxes Via...

More people are e-filing their taxes this year, accounting for about 91% of the returns filed so far with the Internal Revenue Service, the...

Big Banks Are Getting In Trouble for Swiping Millions from Welfare Recipients

Dominique Hudson is fed up with giving Wells Fargo her bus money. Each month, the 18-year-old from Oakland, Calif., pays the bank about $12 in...

New ‘Express Lane’ Links Food Stamp Recipients to Obama’s Health Care

Californians who receive food stamps are now able to get easy access to health care. Under a program that started last month, uninsured adults...

‘Youngest African-American Hedge Fund Founder in History’ Frederick Douglas Scott Gets Five Years for...

A Manhattan fraudster who smooth-talked his victims into believing he was the "youngest African-American hedge fund founder in history," was sentenced 63 months in...

5 Reasons to Not Bother Retiring

Roy Cohen is closing in on retirement age, but that doesn't mean he has plans to slow down. "I do intend to work," says the...

Watch Out! The Stock Market Is Rigged Big Time

Is Wall Street a rigged game? Michael Lewis thinks so, and the financial writer's new book blasts the so-called high frequency traders he says...

6 Things People Under 30 Should Do with Their Money

Just for the record, your 20s is not a throwaway decade. While it is expected that you will make tons of mistakes when it...

$1 Trillion Student Loan Debt Widens US Wealth Gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage. Every payment toward...

While Only 1.7% of Small Business Loans Went to Black Entrepreneurs in 2013, Some...

In 2013, U.S. banks and financial institutions made $382.5 million in Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to black-owned businesses. This may initially seem like...